About the Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership

The Greater Mercer Public Health Partnership (GMPHP) is a collaboration of hospitals, health departments, the Mercer County Department of Health and Human Services, and other not-for-profit organizations whose mission is to measurably improve the health of residents of the Greater Mercer County community.

The GMPHP recently completed the updated Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for the greater Mercer County area. With the backing of the Community Advisory Board, these plans were unveiled in March 2016. 

View the CHA or CHIP.

You can also view the "About the GMPHP" presentation. 

History

In 2012, the GMPHP conducted a Community Health Assessment (CHA) and a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) for all of Greater Mercer County. Four areas were identified as priorities:  

1. Healthy Eating and Active Living
Our goal is to improve the health and well-being of the community by advocating for sustainable healthy lifestyle choices.

2. Chronic Disease
Our goal is to engage the community to help prevent and reduce chronic disease incidence and morbidity – for example, providing prevention information for residents with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma.

3. Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Our goal is to improve access to quality mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery services for all persons while reducing the associated stigma.

4. Transportation and Built Environment
Our goal is to increase the overall health and well-being of Greater Mercer County residents by enhancing safe, affordable, accessible options for people to move easily and freely within and between communities.

To encourage each of these objectives, the GMPHP has partnered with extraordinary organizations around the county. This website is dedicated to the health and wellness of our Greater Mercer County residents, with a directory listing local health-related resources available. From finding your nearest farmer’s market to accessing high quality healthcare for you and your family – you’ll find it all here. You can stay connected to your community, and get the information you need, all in one place.

Governance

The GMPHP is governed by a core group of founding members, with the support of the Community Advisory Board, a large network of community leaders and organizations who function in partnership with the GMPHP.

Core Members 

Tax-Exempt Status

The GMPHP is a 501(c)3. Donations are tax-deductible under IRS guidelines. To make a donation, please contact the GMPHP at 609-580-0621.

By listing resources and events on this website, the GMPHP intends only to provide residents with up-to-date information on available programs in the community. The GMPHP does not endorse any of the featured programs or events and cannot be held responsible for participants' experiences.